Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Updates
Edgewood High School is closed

Support information from Student Services

Update re SATE and COVID-19:

Academic Camps are canceled

A decision about athletic camps will be made, based on public health guidelines, as the summer progresses.

  • June 13 - ACT exam canceled (read details in Junior newsletter)
  • August 8 - Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, 1 p.m. (details to be determined based on guidelines for safe gathering at the time)

Safer at Home
I hope you and your families are remaining healthy. I also hope you are all maintaining your mental health. As good as working from home or being home from school sounds, I think we all have experienced some of the challenges that come with it.

From the start of COVID-19, I have stated that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are first and foremost on our mind and if and when the time came to close the building, we would.

With Governor Evers' "safer at home" order, we have closed the Edgewood building to faculty, staff, parents, students and the public effective Wednesday 3/25/20, until further notice. 

Mike Elliott, President

March 19,2020

Edgewood High School moves to virtual learning during Covid-19

In early March, as concerns of the Coronavirus first came to light, Edgewood High School faculty, staff and administration began to discuss and outline what would be needed for Edgewood to be able to deliver high quality learning, if students and faculty were not in the building.

When Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers ordered all K-12 schools closed indefinitely due to the spread of Covid-19, Edgewood High School (EHS) faculty and staff were ready to finalize their plan, train faculty and staff, and communicate the plan to students and parents. Edgewood never set the bar to just get by, rather it was set to expand Edgewood’s exceptional education product already in place. Edgewood began to deliver this new form of education Wednesday, March 18.

Having our teachers work remotely, considering the range of content, tasks, tools and technology that teachers need to know how to use or that make sense for diverse subject areas makes this process complex,” says EHS Principal Beth Steffen. EHS barely missed a step. 

In addition to academics, the EHS Student Services staff is working in conjunction with faculty to support students’ whole-life wellness. They are sending students a daily resource that includes a workout for physical wellness, reflections and prayers for spiritual wellness, opportunities for mindfulness and emotional wellness, and more. Student Services staff are also checking in with students and are available to provide support for any student who needs any kind of check-in: for academics, mental health, anxiety, or just to share good news

“None of us went into education to work in a school emptied of students,” said Steffen in a message to students and families, “and we miss our students already! But we are excited to connect with you remotely, we are thinking about and praying for you in your homes and neighborhoods in the far reaches of our wide community, and we wish you peace and wellness.”

Mike Elliott says “Watching all of us come together, share ideas, be flexible, be creative and help each other has been amazing. Our students and parents are in total partnership with us. They continue to share feedback, which is key to our success.”

We have assembled a team to deal specifically with the coronavirus and how it impacts Edgewood:

  • Mike Elliott, administration
  • Sue Richards - health
  • Ben Mund - technology
  • Beth Steffen - academics
  • Mike Cary- facilities
  • Chip MacKenzie - communications
  • Carol Anzelmo, coordination.

We will continue to keep you informed to the best of our ability. There are a lot of moving parts and we continue to manage the fact from fiction. We need to pray for each other and our community. Whenever I have a big decision or a tough issue, I turn to our values for comfort. I ask you to repeat each value and think of its meaning: Truth, Compassion, Justice, Community and Partnership. Please know that they are guiding our decisions and direction as we navigate this challenging time in history.

Travel Policy: Currently our travel policy is that students, faculty, staff and visitors who have traveled to a country with a level 3 travel health notice for COVID-19, will not be allowed in the building until they’ve self-quarantined for 14 days upon their return to Wisconsin. I say currently because this can change by the day.

EHS Summer trip to Italy and Greece: We are currently working with the vendor to understand the options in the event we need to cancel.

Thank you again for your patience, understanding and flexibility during this challenging period. We are a community focused on partnership. If we all work together, we will be able to continue to grow and learn in a new and different way.

May God keep the entire Edgewood community safe and healthy during this challenging time.
We are Edgewood!

Mike Elliott, President

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